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is better known for his work right teeing the i can read books like sammy this deal in the dna the dinosaur but the art work is by johnson who was by a hero than the purple crayon. >>host: and you have the sign he was holding? >>guest: no. he was the art editor and most of the children's books authors the iraqi either directly active with radical movements over quite sympathetic to them. >>host: when you look at some of the examples of the bid 20th century, is a little 90 the way they are set up? is that fair? tried to include stuff that people would want to read. the nice thing is we had tons to choose from even with 44 pieces we could selected down but we also wanted to high of historical accuracy to include what seemed like totally ridiculous things today because it is funny the best is abc for martin and it has things like k is for crum and where staal lives. and i do not want to share with my kids as an example of useful literature but as a historical example doing this as the act of historical recovery to say they think when people think of children's literature face vague it is absen
, and he is better known for his work writing i can read books like danny and the dinosaur and sammy the seal. he's a popular author. on the cover there, the artwork is by crockett dawson. >> did you add the sign he's holding? >> no, no, that was in there. he was an art editor. many of the most popular and well-known children's book authors were directly active in radical movements or quite sthettic to them -- sympathetic to them, so john is another example. >> when you look at the examples, particularly the mid-20th century, does it seem -- is it a little bit comical or a little bit naive the way these are set up, is that fair to say about them? >> absolutely. we were trying to include people would actually want to read. there was, you any, the nice thing is we had tons to choose from. even though there's 44 pieces in there, we were able to select it down, but we wanted to also have historical accuracy, and we wanted to include what might seem like totally ridiculous things today because they existed and because it's kind of funny in their naivety. the best example of that is abc fo
in san francisco. so you have her at one end of the spectrum. the other and you have sammy clafin, this african-american young man from oakland who was brought up in a broken home, pingree, saw everything kind of in racial terms, and for him jim jones message about the quality of establishing this utopia where there would be no racism or sexism or egotism, that fell sweetly on his years and so he was drawn to jim jones. so you have, you know, it wasn't just blacks or whites, it was kind of this 70's mix of people who really wanted to do something to improve, you know, social justice. another person i follow-through is tommy who was sent down to jonestown as a teenager kind of like i was sent down to my reform school as a teenager he was sent to jonestown to straighten -- to get straightened out. he was skipping class and stopped going to church so he was sent down there to isolate him from - peters, and i really bonded with tommy and one thing people don't realize is that a third of the people who died in the jonestown massacre were minors, so that is another perspective. what is
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